Text connectives

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Text Connectives:

 

Other words which contribute to the cohesion of the text are the text connectives. These are often called connectors, discourse markers or signal words. They provide the reader with signposts indicating how the text is developing. If the writer wants to show that a summary is coming up, for example, a phrase such as In short …or briefly … can be used. If the text isgiving a sequence of points, these can be highlighted by the use of such words as to begin …, Secondly …, In conclusion…

The following is a list of commonly used text connectives:

|Clarify |Showing cause/result |Indicating time |Sequencing ideas |Adding information |Condition/ |
| | | | ||concession |
|in other words |so |then |firstly, first |too |in that case |
|I mean |therefore |next |in the first place |in addition |otherwise |
|to put it another |then |afterwards |first of all |indeed|if not |
|way | | | | | |
|for example |consequently |at the same time |to start with |apart from that |however |
|for instance |in/as a consequence |before that |to begin |also|nevertheless |
|to be more precise |as a result |in the end |for a start |furthermore |despite this |
|or rather |for that reason |finally |second, third, fourth|On top of that |besides |
| | | |… | ||
|in particular |due to …, owing to … |soon |at this point |and besides |yet |
|in fact |accordingly |after a while |to get back to the |above all |on the other hand |
| | | |point | ||
|as a matter of fact |because of this |at this point |then |along with |however |
|that is |in that case |meanwhile |in short |What is more |on the contrary |
|namely |  |at this moment |all in all |again |anyhow, anyway|
|to illustrate |  |later |briefly |let alone |instead |
|  |  |previously |to summarise/to sum |as well |still |
| | | |up | | ||  |  |  |finally |likewise |even so |
|  |  |  |a final point |moreover |all the same |
|  |  |  |to conclude |similarly |in any case |
| |  |  |in conclusion |equally |at least |
|  |  |  |given the above |in the same way |though |
| | | |points | | |
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